An appeal is being issued to witnesses of the fatal shooting that rocked the British Virgin Islands nearly a week ago.
The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) made the appeal as they continue investigations in the matter.
“Anyone who may have witnessed the shooting or have any information that can assist police in identifying a possible suspect in this matter is being asked to contact the Major Crime Team at 368-9342 or the RVIPF Intelligence Unit at 368-9339,” police said.
The August 10 shooting claimed the life of 25-year-old Pasea Estate resident, Jerry Castro.
‘It has to stop’
His death has moved to the newly-crowned Miss World BVI Yadali Thomas Santos to condemn the killing.
“It (these killings) just keep hitting home every time. Sometimes it’s a neighbour, sometimes it’s a friend of a friend, this time it was the brother of a classmate and it has to stop,” she said.
As local youths appear to be the subject of these murders, Santos said she has hopes of using her Beauty With A Purpose platform to help steer youth towards positive activities.
Santos’ platform of choice is ‘youth development’.
Castro, in the meantime, is the fourth murder victim in the territory since the start of the year.
The other three victims are Michael Stevens, Clevaughn Sweeney, and Trumayne Daway.
They were all killed in shooting incidents.
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